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Coalition of HRDs Protection

The Coalition of HRDs Protection ‘Kadyr-kasiet’ conducts systematic monitoring and documentation of human rights violations, reviews the compliance of the Kazakhstani legal system with the standards of international human rights law, and contributes to the empowerment and development of civil society.


Human rights defenders in Kazakhstan are particularly active on legal and penal reform, social rights, freedom of expression, and ethnic minorities’ rights as well as democratisation. Unlike other central Asian countries, instances of direct targeting of critical media and influential NGOs are limited. Repression against human rights defenders often takes the form of economic and legislative obstacles, which are effective in hindering their work and more difficult to challenge.